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Kaneko stops Cai in featherweight fight in ‘G.O.A.T MATCH vol.2’ Japan-China event

Oct 29, 2023 16:56 pm

  Up-and-coming featherweight Kota Kaneko of Teiken Boxing Gym stopped Cai Fan of China in the sixth-round on Oct. 28 at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall in the main event of Japan-China Peace and Friendship event.

  The technical knockout of the scheduled eight-rounder at Korakuen Hall came 1 minute and 6 seconds into the round when Kaneko unleashed a barrage of left-and-right combinations to the head and body, prompting the referee to call off the fight.

  Kaneko dropped his southpaw opponent twice in the second round, once with a left hook to the head and then with combination blows.

  Though Cai survived the round, the 25-year-old Kaneko gradually sapped Cai’s strength by landing various punches to the head and body. In the sixth stanza, Kaneko landed a devastating right hook to the head, sending his 27-year-old opponent tottering back before the referee’s stoppage.

  With the win, the undefeated Kaneko improved his record to four wins, including three KOs. The 27-year-old Cai fell to a 5-5-1 win-loss-draw tally with two KOs.

  In the event dubbed ‘’G.O.A.T. MATCH Vol.2,’’ Japan won four of the five fights.

  The following are the results of the other fights:

  (2) Takuya Watanabe of DANGAN Aoki Boxing Gym pounded out an eight-round unanimous decision over WeiWei Liu of China in a lightweight bout.

  (3) Junpei Tsujimoto of Teiken gym hammered out a lopsided decision over Tumaerbieke Nuerbieke of China in a super welterweight eight-rounder.

  (4) Shugo Namura of SRS Boxing Gym suffered a TKO loss in the third round to Hu Longyi of China in a flyweight eight-rounder.

  (5) Kento Nakano of Shin Nihon Kimura Boxing Gym earned a unanimous decision over Yafei Ding of China in a featherweight four-rounder.

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